A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -95.5205 West, latitude 16.1592 North, depth = 50.96 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:21:14 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lsy. Id of event: us20008lsy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 15:21:14 / February 23, 2017 @ 3:21 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.96 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Amilpas, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Matías Romero (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km W of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
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